As Russian men use increasingly reckless methods to evade New draft published by Vladimir PutinSoldiers on the battlefield are warning that morale doesn’t get any better.
A man identified as a Russian soldier in the Kherson region of Ukraine can be heard venting to his counterpart back home about Putin’s “damn face” and mocking mobilization in Ukraine. sound released on Tuesday by Ukrainian intelligence. The four-minute clip, described as a intercepted phone call, was recorded a day after Putin signed a new law that would impose lengthy prison sentences for any soldier who refuses to fight.
“What we will do?” said a woman in the recording appeared to be the soldier’s wife or girlfriend.
“I don’t know. I need to get hurt,” he quickly replied before continuing to tell her that his mental state was “absolutely bad”.
“Earlier there was a joke that you left here only injured or dead. Now it’s not a fucking joke,” he said.
He then went on to ask about Putin’s “damn” speech to the nation, which he said he heard included some allegedly “consoling words.”
When she told him about Putin’s shocking maneuvering announcement, which she noted was ostensibly intended to bolster forces at the front, the man did not welcome the news. Instead, he said he was sure troops on the ground would only have trouble paying because “half of Russia will be here” and the government won’t be able to pay what they promised.
“Oh, yes, partial mobilization. “Salaam” everyone, damn it, you’re going to war tomorrow,” he said.
The woman appeared to share his disappointment, saying: “Well, Zhen, it was just a bad performance. They’re just fucking [treating] you like meat, damn it. “
“And they still call us a disgrace,” he said. “It’s as if we’re living low and doing everything on our own and that’s why mobilizing. Basically, everything is up to us. The original plan was for a couple of days and that was it, and here we are almost 8 months later. “
‘Damn it, if after all this crap they don’t give me my allowance and medal then I’m going against the country. [and join] damn opposition. “
“If I’m lucky, I’ll get pneumonia and leave,” he said, adding that he would “pray for a wound” as the injured “leave here in tears.” [of joy] in their eyes. “
The soldier’s comments come as defense officials take new measures to crack down on the exodus of Russian men who literally fled the country, reportedly turning to establish a mobilization center on the border with Georgia to arrest deserters.
Meanwhile, some Russians have used creative new ways to try to escape: a 38-year-old Russian man was arrested early Monday using a paddle board to try to enter Estonia across the Narva River, Estonian border authorities. speak. He was briefly detained and sent back to Russia.
Those already caught up in the desperate “partial mobilization” are also appealing to the BS about the Kremlin’s assurances that all committees will receive proper training before being sent to the front.
“We were officially informed that there would be no preparations before being sent to the war zone. The official commanders of the regiment confirmed this information. We will be sent to Kherson on the 29th,” a newly enlisted soldier said in a video posted to Russian media on Tuesday.
Man, identified by Mediazona as a Moscow resident named Sergei Surkov, who was called up over the weekend, said the managers had no training in “shooting” and “theory”.
They were “damn it all,” he said.